Ohio Questions & Answers

Q: What is cpc? My friends ex is in county and it says he was bound over to cpc

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 24, 2017

Common Pleas Court. A bind over happens when a person is charged with a felony in a municipal jurisdiction. It's just a fancy word for transfer. The municipal court transferred the case to county common pleas court.
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Q: My insurance lapsed, and I was involved in a hit and skip I need my license for work. Still at large what to do?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Car Accidents and Public Benefits for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 24, 2017

You need to get an attorney and deal with this issues head on.
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Q: 22 yrs ago my husband & I divorced (Ohio). Our only asset was a home we owned together. It was an abusive...

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 24, 2017

It is unlikely, but you can use the Find a Lawyer tab to advise you.
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Q: Can I get custody of mfiancés child.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 24, 2017

It is more likely that other members of your fiancé's family would get custody. You'd have to talk to a local family law attorney in the area where the child lives. It depends on too many facts specific to the situation. Use the Find a Lawyer tab.
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Q: How long after a tenant officially vacates a property before any of their belongings becomes abandoned?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 24, 2017

There is no specific time limit. To be sure, a landlord should file an eviction action, even though it incurs a few weeks delay and some expense. If landlord disposes of property without a court order, the tenant can come back, find belongings gone, and sue landlord. Here is a link to more information:

http://ohiolandlordtenant.com/eviction-faq/abandonment/
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Q: My husband and I have sole cousty, can we move to SC?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 24, 2017

You will need to read the terms of the custody order. Typically, notice to the court and to the mother is required, and the mother could object and ask the court for a hearing. Use the Find a Lawyer tab and consult a local family law attorney to review your situation and advise you.
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Q: Hello I sold my house about 2 1/2 months ago , before selling we had a company come out and snake a floor drain due to

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Real Estate Law and Small Claims for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 24, 2017

These sorts of problems arise frequently, with a home buyer experiencing a problem that the seller might never have experienced. The buyer could sue the seller alleging fraud for failing to disclose the problem. Of course, the seller always denies having any knowledge, and sometimes it even is true. The buyer has the burden to prove in court that the seller had knowledge of the problem. Prior visits by a plumber could be enough to prove that the seller knew there was a plumbing problem, and...
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Q: My uncle recently passed and willed his estate to my father and aunt (both deceased). Who does the estate go to?

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 24, 2017

The person named as executor in your uncle's will should file the will with the probate court to open his estate and manage the transfer and distribution of his assets. If the executor is deceased, and no other person is named in the will to be executor, then a family member can petition the probate court to be the administrator of the uncle's estate. If the will is valid, then uncle's assets would be distributed per the will to the descendants of your father and aunt. If the will is not...
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Q: How long does it take for a vehicular manslaughter charge to be on my record.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 23, 2017

A vehicular manslaughter charge will never disappear from your record. The notion of records "falling off" after a period of time is an urban legend, which most likely results from the policy of many companies to only ask for a background going back 7 years. The record is still there for anyone who wants to look.
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Q: Only one of us is getting charged with DV and assault but we both assaulted each other. Is there anything we can do?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 23, 2017

The person being charged needs to hire an attorney ASAP. The charge can be a felony when the alleged victim is pregnant.
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Q: Wat is the legal age to marry in Ohio as in I'm 23 and my girlfriend is 17 almost 18 and she is bout 6 months pregnant?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Family Law and Child Custody for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 23, 2017

A female age 16 or 17 can marry with her parents permission.
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Q: How can I get help filling out divorce papers

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 23, 2017

Check with your local domestic relations court. Some courts have legal clinics in which local attorneys volunteer to assist with documents. Some law schools also have clinics. You also can use the Find a Lawyer tab to call around to local divorce attorneys. You can divorce your spouse even without knowing his address by publishing notice of the divorce in the paper, but you will need some assistance in doing that and there are some costs involved.
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Q: My granddaughter is 16 and seven months pregnant. The father is 18 and she says she is giving him custody. Can she ?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 23, 2017

The father would have to go to court to make that happen. And if the court did, the court might have your daughter pay him child support - for the next 18 years. The court would investigate all the circumstances before making any decision, considering what is in the best interest of the baby. She still has a bit of time to decide what to do. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to consult a local family law attorney to provide advice.
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Q: If seller cancles the contract on a house can the buyers get their money back from insepctions

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 23, 2017

If seller breaches the real estate contract, then buyer can sue seller for all costs and expenses incurred, plus other monetary damages that buyer suffered. But the cost to go to court to sue for all that, plus the time it takes, probably makes that impractical and not cost-effective. So it is unlikely that buyers in that situation can recover their inspection costs. But use the Find a Lawyer tab to consult a local attorney who might contact the sellers.
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Q: Is an operating agreement same as lease agreement between a holding & operating LLC?

2 Answers | Asked in Business Formation and Business Law for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 22, 2017

No, an operating agreement governs how an LLC enitity is run among its members (essential shareholders), including division and distribution of profits, not an agreement between two or more LLCs or other legal corporate entities.
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Q: is the driveway shared or not

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 22, 2017

Use the Find a Lawyer tab to consult a local real estate attorney who can review the deed, other documents in the county real estate records, any surveys. etc. to advise you. The answer depends on what the records say and how long the driveway has been in use. Talk to a local attorney.
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Q: Hi, I am a Maternal grandmother. My daughter signed all her rights away and the courts gave me sole custody of child.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 22, 2017

Use the Find a Lawyer tab to consult a local family law attorney who can represent you. It is unlikely the court will change the custody after 10 years. The court must consider what is in the child's best interest. But the father could gain some rights to have parenting time. The father also is going to start paying child support. Talk to an attorney.
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Q: I have a 3 month old daughter. Her biological father just got a DNA test done. He is a known alcoholic, it's really bad.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 22, 2017

As the mother and not married, you have sole custody. He next must go to court and establish paternity, and seek parental rights. If he does that, he also would have to start paying child support. Will he be willing to pay that, to get visitation rights? If he goes to court, the court then will determine what parental rights or visitation for him are in your baby's best interest, if any. The court could require supervised visits, and place other restrictions on his visits, especially since...
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Q: Can a trustee give a distribution of equal amounts to all three beneficiaries of the trust prior to the settlement of

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Tax Law for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 22, 2017

The trustee must follow the terms of the trust in making distributions to beneficiaries. Review the trust and determine what it authorizes. If the trustee acted improperly, then beneficiaries can take action. Use the Find a lawyer tab and consult a local attorney who handles trusts and estates who can review the facts and advise.
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Q: I am divorced and have shared parenting. She is to register kids for school. For the last two years the kids have been

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 22, 2017

You need to closely review the parenting agreement and follow what it says. If it does not allow you to register the kids for school, or if she won't agree to it, then you must return to court and seek a change to the parenting agreement. Talk to the attorney who handled your divorce, or use the Find a Lawyer tab and consult a local family law attorney.
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